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Wireless transmission of acoustic emission signals for real-time monitoring of leakage in underground pipes


In this paper, we propose a system combining various methods for monitoring leakage of underground pipelines. The system uses a wireless connection for communications and uses acoustic emission effects to detect and locate leakages. The system is easily deployed, with a flexible configuration that requires less maintenance because a wireless connection is used. Moreover, the system is accurate, simple, and inexpensive, because it is based on acoustic emissions. Experiments determining the wireless connectivity of the proposed system are also presented.

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Van Hieu, B., Choi, S., Kim, Y.U. et al. Wireless transmission of acoustic emission signals for real-time monitoring of leakage in underground pipes. KSCE J Civ Eng 15, 805–812 (2011).

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  • wireless sensor
  • monitoring system
  • underground
  • acoustic emission sensor
  • leakage monitoring